I don't think I would call this a suite, for the size, it is comparable to Carnival's standard balcony cabins.
Very nice features, decorated nicely, and the best towels I have ever had. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 15004: The cabin was slightly larger than the standard balcony cabin, most notably in the bathroom and the closet. The bathroom had a full bathtub with shower; the floors and vanity top was done in beautiful marble. We never felt cramped in the bathroom, something I can’t say for the standard room. The closet was walk-in and we had plenty of space for our folded and hanging clothes. There was a safe in the closet. The bedding is premium bedding with soft sheets and wonderful pillows; better than we have at home. The couch was comfortable and there is a desk with a mirror where my wife could apply her makeup in comfort. I think the TV should have been larger; it was a very small flat-screen. The saving grace for the TV was that programming was so bad, we hardly watched any television. There is a small refrigerator under the desk that is stocked several times a day and is complimentary for guests. There is a hair dryer in the desk drawer that works well. The balcony was slightly larger than a standard balcony room; just enough to make it comfortable for reading a book or looking out at the sea or one of our destinations. Overall, the cabin was very nice, but not as large as premium cabins on some other cruise lines. It suited our needs very well and we would not hesitate to stay in the Yacht Club again. Read entire member review >>
Well laid out. There was enough space for 2 large cases and 2 small ones in the walk in wardrobe. Could use 3-4 more hangars. Plenty of drawer space. Bathroom was clean and the balcony of a good size. We always had fresh fruit and plenty of drinks. Read entire member review >>
Our suite: Y1: Yacht Club Deluxe Suite 15030
This is one of the 4 larger Penthouse style suites on deck 15. It has a large walk-in closet with safe, marble bathroom with tub/shower combination and large bedroom area with a comfortable sofa, chair, and table, writing desk/makeup area and a large balcony with 2 chairs and an ottoman. We found it to be an ideal size for 2.
1. The worst thing about this suite (which honestly is not all that bad) was that there was no separate tub and shower, but a tub shower combination in a configuration that reminded me of the Golden Princess mini-suite's bathroom. While I'm certain this is luxurious by European standards, by American standards, this bathroom is just too small for a suite. I think it is hard for Europeans to realize how much larger American bathrooms are so I would suggest MSC look at the suite bathrooms on NCL's newest ships (Getaway, Breakaway, Escape) to get an idea of what normal expectations are for a suite bathroom. My husband and I also noticed that the bottom of the bathtub is quite slippery. In future ship designs, I suggest that MSC increase the size of the bathroom for all suites and add a large, walk-in shower with sliding glass doors instead of the single half wall of glass towards the shower part of the tub (hard for my husband to use without getting water all over the bathroom) or alternatively, remove the tub and just make the space a walk in shower with sliding glass doors. In addition, the suite bathroom should always include 2 sinks and more storage for passenger's items. The fixtures were luxurious and high quality. Honestly, I hate to complain about the suite bathroom at all because all the other amenities were so great, however, to be fair to all other cruise lines, the bathroom design is where MSC is the most lacking in suite accommodations. One puzzling thing about the bathroom. There was an ashtray installed on the wall next to the toilet on a ship that is almost completely non-smoking except for the cigar lounge and somewhere out on deck that I never ran across. Yes, that's right - there is NO SMOKING in the casino either!
2. Underpowered hair dryer, very slow to dry my hair, which usually I can dry it in under 10 minutes, but here, 20 minutes was the norm.
3. The beds were not joined with a foam insert to smooth the gap, so we tended to roll into the crack between the beds while sleeping.
4. Not enough plugs for technology. There were 2 110 volt plugs located on the desk/makeup area. We had with us 2 computers, 2 iPads and 2 cellphones, and 1 digital camera so having some USB plugs by the bedside table would have been appreciated.
5. Slamming door - I think maybe it was on 14? But we could hear a door slamming often starting around 7am - 9am. I suspect it was a door to a crew area. Perhaps something could be done to make this door more quiet. Other than that our cabin was very quiet.
The positives far outweigh the negatives, IMO. The room is large and beautifully decorated in appealing shades of brown, taupe and cream with a touch of red in the marble in the bathroom. The bed is comfortable, neither too hard nor too soft. The sofa is very comfortable (hard to find in a sleeper sofa). The blackout drapes actually blackout - which is not the norm on most ships. There is a nice flatscreen TV. Mirrors are effectively placed to make the room look larger. The balcony is wide. The sliding glass door was nice. There was a mini bar with all complimentary items including bottled still and sparkling water, soda pop and alcohol. MSC provided shampoo, conditioner, bath gel and lotion in individual bottles in the bathroom. The ONLY touch missing from our other cruises in suites was a fresh flower arrangement. Read entire member review >>
Incredibly small. Bath is a one person only adventure. Balcony helps make it seem larger, but it is still small. If you're in the Yacht Club, you have plenty of nice public spaces but if you are a cabin dweller, this is tiny. Read entire member review >>
Lovely cabin, a little bigger than a standard balcony cabin with a little walk-in wardrobe and best of all a free mini-bar, sweets as well. Bathroom had a proper bath and powerful over bath shower and loads of storage. The balcony was average, upset to see cigarette burns on the chairs and footstool/table, it looked a little shabby. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 15012 is directly across from the entrance into the Concierge area of the YC. It is super convenient. It is also super quiet. No slamming of cabin doors, running in the halls etc. The cabin is about the size of a good size balcony on other lines, but has really luxurious linens, mattress and other soft goods. The towels are very generous in size. There was a walk in closet with plenty of hangars and a chest of drawers that was fine for just the two of us. There are also bath robes and slippers provided. The mini bar contains beer, liquor, water, sodas and snacks and is refreshed twice daily. There is also a bowl of fruit that is replenished as it is eaten, and there are complimentary large bottles of Pellegrino sparkling and still water provided. The hair dryer worked well and dried my hair quickly. Read entire member review >>
Our spacious cabin was decorated in a very striking contemporary style. It was always very neat and clean. If we were to leave the cabin for a very short period of time we would return to find our bed made up and the bathroom would have clean towels. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was excellent! It provided a very comfortable bed and a nice deck to which to retreat at night, while reading a favourite book and listening to the sea.The bathroom and amenities very nice.One great thing about staying in the Yacht Club is your ability to escape to a beautiful ship-within-a-ship.There are several dedicated area for Yacht Club Members, so you can enjoy a non-crowded space.The dedicated dining room is at the back of the ship, and some people have complained about its non-proximity to the bow, but I found the walk aft every night was a very pleasssant experience. The food and service were excellent!There was one weird quirk though; anytime dining is not to be taken literally. You either take the show first and then dinner, or vice versa. This is arranged upon embarcation at the Yacht Club Consierge Desk with the maitre'd.The twice-daily servicing of the room and the stocking of the included mini-bar was excellent. Free drinks in dedicated places are included in Yacht Club accommodations. No chits to sign!I really have no major complaints. Our only regret is that we missed out booking the Sophia Loren suite he day before we confirmed. It would have been nice, but was sold while we debated. Read entire member review >>
The cabin is nice. Somewhat small for a deluxe suite. Doesn't compare to Royal Caribbean's Grand or junior suites. Still nice and very clean. The balcony door can be opened to create a double balcony if you have family next door. There is some hidden storage which I didn't realize since we didn't meet the butler for a few days and he never showed us around the cabin. Read entire member review >>
16035 YC1 was excellent. Plenty spacious and very nicely finished with a nicely stocked mini bar (all contents included in the YC price). This cabin (and its twin on the starboard side 16034) are a lot wider, but not as deep as the standard YC1 cabin. This offers a more spacious room and balcony. Of course the cabin was spotless after its twice daily service. And a new feature, your daily local newspaper is included...by early afternoon, I was delivered a full size, every page of my SF Chronicle. Awesome! Read entire member review >>